Safeguarding and Child Protection
All children have the right to grow up safe from harm.
No child should suffer harm, either at home or at school. Everyone who works at Burnham Grammar School has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for Child Protection who you should speak to in confidence if you are worried about the safety of a child is Mr Lennon.
Worried about a child out of school hours?
If you have a serious concern for the immediate safety or wellbeing of a student out of school hours (including evenings, weekends and school holidays) please contact Bucks Social Care on 01296 383962 (daytime) or 08009 997677 (out of hours). If you think your concern relates to a crime, Thames Valley Police can be contacted on 101 or 999.
We remind our students that they can speak to a trusted family member, healthcare professional or appropriate helpline for advice or support when school is closed.
BGS Safeguarding Team
The Safeguarding Team should be contacted via the Safeguarding email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
They wear PURPLE lanyards to be easily identified.
The Safeguarding team at Burnham Grammar School are :
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr A Frith
You can read the Burnham Grammar School Child Protection Policy here
If you are worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.
For information about how to stay safe while using the Internet, please read advice from getsafeonline.org
Thames Valley Police : Staying Safe Online
Online Safety (Prevent) Information for Parents from Slough LA
What is county lines exploitation?
County lines is a major, cross-cutting issue involving drugs, violence, gangs, safeguarding, criminal and sexual exploitation, modern slavery, and missing persons; and the response to tackle it involves the police, the National Crime Agency, a wide range of Government departments, local government agencies and VCS (voluntary and community sector) organisations.
(please download document at the end of this page for more information and guidance on County Lines)
'Sexting' is an increasingly common activity among children and young people, where they share inappropriate or explicit images online or through mobile phones. It can also refer to written messages.
As a parent, it is important to understand the risks so that you can talk to your child about how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.
Follow the link below for advice and support on how you can reduce the risks associated with Sexting.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It's also known as female circumcision or cutting.
Religious, social or cultural reasons are sometimes given for FGM. However, FGM is child abuse. It's dangerous and a criminal offence.
There are no medical reasons to carry out FGM. It doesn't enhance fertility and it doesn't make childbirth safer. It is used to control female sexuality and can cause severe and long-lasting damage to physical and emotional health.
For more information on FGM, click the link below. If you’re concerned that a child has been the victim of, or is at risk of FGM, don’t delay – Contact the Police on 999
British Transport Police non-emergency anonymous text number: 61016
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people: https://www.kooth.com/index.html
Information relating to cybercrime can be found at https://serocu.police.uk/cyber-choices/ . This can be a useful starter for a conversation with children about the risks of cybercrime. Options also provide information for parents about this topic, including about the Computer Misuse Act, coding & free training & all the options of careers or further academic pathways.
“The Definitive Guide to Online Gaming Privacy & Safety (Are You at Risk?)”
Please note that Burnham Grammar School can not be held responsible for the content of external websites.